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New students

Welcome to Concordia and to our department! Find some clear, helpful instructions on how to register for your first year.

The Department holds orientation and advising sessions to introduce you to the program and the University. If you live:  

  • In or around Montreal send an email to geogplanenviro@concordia.ca or call 514-848-2424 (ext. 2050) to book yourself into a session. Our next information sessions are taking place on the following dates:
    • March 31st, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00 - Room H-1271
    • April 4th, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1269-3
    • April 18th, 2017- 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1271
    • April 28th, 2017- 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1271
    • May 2nd, 2017- 11:00 to 12:00 - Room H1271
    • May 12th, 2017- 13:00 to 14:00 - Room H1271
  • Out of town/province and will NOT be visiting Montreal before school starts you will have opportunity to make your course selection and obtain advising via e-mail.

Prepare yourself before the session by following the instructions below.

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar.  

  • GEOG 220 Place, Space & Identity
  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 274 The Natural Environment: Land and Life
  • GEOG 260 Mapping the Environment
  • GEOG 290 The Geographer's World

Review one course chosen from the following three:

  1. For those interested in the more social science aspects of the Human Environment:
    GEOG 210 Geography and Global Change
  2. For those interested in the more science aspects of the Human Environment:
    GEOL 210 Introduction to the Earth
  3. For those interested in the more urban aspects of the Human Environment:
    URBS 230 Urban Development
Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement. Using the Timetable make a note of courses that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses.

  • INTE 290 Computer Applications
  • INST 250 Intro Library Research Practices
  • ENGL 212 Composition I (placement test required)

You may also review other offerings in the Timetable for interesting electives. Refer to the University Calendar for the course descriptions. Make a note of those that interest you.

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 20 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable and the list of courses you have noted prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner. The Planner helps you to choose courses that won’t create time conflicts. It is best to plan your required courses and then fit your electives and/or general education courses around them.

Step 6

Now you are ready to fill-out your Advisor's Approval form (Word). On this form fill out all the info at the top (eg. Name, programme, etc ), list all required courses you hope to register for on the left side of the form and electives/general education on the right. Print your form.

Step 7

On a separate sheet of paper note down any questions you may have for the advisors. Take your printed transcript, your checked-off programme flow sheet, your filled-out adviser’s approval form, and your list of questions and put them in your bag. Go to your orientation and advising appointment.

Simple as that!

Welcome to your new Urban Studies/Urban Planning program. The instructions below will help you make your course schedule according to your program’s requirements. Determining your course schedule is the preliminary step before registering for courses on-line.

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar

  • URBS 230 Urban Development
  • URBS 240 Planning
  • URBS 250 Representational Methods
  • URBS 260 Analytical Methods

 

Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement. Using the Timetable make a note of courses that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses on the undergraduate calendar.

  • ANTH 202 Introduction to Culture
  • ARTH 355 Studies in Architecture
  • BLDG 212 Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design
  • CIVI 212 Civil Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design
  • ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 203 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 251 Economic History Prior to the Industrial Revolution
  • ECON 252 Economic History After the Industrial Revolution
  • ENGL 212 English Composition
  • FINA 210 Introduction to Real Estate
  • FRAN 212 French Language: Transitional Level
  • GEOG 220 The Human Environment: Place, Space and Identity
  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 274 The Natural Environment: Land and Life
  • GEOG 371 Landscape Ecology
  • GERM 201 Introductory German I
  • HIST 307 History of Montreal
  • HIST 213 The Irish in Montreal
  • HIST 318 Modernist New York
  • HIST 327 History of the Roman Empire
  • ITAL 201 Introductory Italian I
  • MANA 299 Sustainable Management
  • MANA 300 Entrepreneurship: Launching Your Business
  • MARA 205 Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic I
  • MATH 200 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra
  • MCHI 205 Introduction to Modern Chinese (Mandarin) I
  • POLI 204 Introduction to Canadian Politics
  • POLI 206 Introduction to Western Political Theory
  • POLI 213 Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
  • SPAN 201 Introductory Spanish I

*Note: Language classes require placement tests to determine present level.

The following is the list of some Minors that Urban Studies/Urban Planning Students are Currently Taking

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Geography
  • History
  • Human Environment
  • Political Science
  • Sustainability Studies
Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 10 to 15 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable and the list of courses you have noted prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner. The Planner helps you to choose courses that won’t create time conflicts. It is best to plan your required courses and then fit your electives and/or general education courses around them.

Step 6

You may proceed to registration on your myconcordia portal account.

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar.

In your first year, you must take all of the following course:

  • BIOL 225 Form & Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 226 Biodiversity and Ecology
  • GEOG 290 Environment and Society (formerly Geographer's World)

Then choose one (1) course from the list below:

  • COMP 218 Fundamentals of Programming
  • COMP 248 Object-Oriented Programming I

Then choose two (2) courses from the list below:

  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 274 The Natural Environment: Land and Life
  • GEOL 210 Introduction to the Earth

Then choose one (1) course from the list below:

  • CHEM 212 Analytical Chemistry for Biologists
  • CHEM 217 Intro to analytical Chemistry I

Then choose one (1) course from the list below:

  • GEOG 260 Mapping the Environment
  • GEOL 216 Field Methods
Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement and courses. Make a note of those that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

If you DO NOT have all your pre-science prerequisites required to receive a BSc degree you will see these courses noted on deficiency list on you letter of admission. You may take these courses as part of the elective component of your degree.

You may also review other offerings in the Timetable for interesting electives. Refer to the University Calendar for the course descriptions.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 20 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner.

Step 6

Now you are ready to fill-out your Advisor's Approval form (Word).

Step 1

Review your Stage I program core course descriptions on the undergraduate calendar.

In your fist year, you must take all of the following courses:

  • GEOG 220 The Human Environment: Place, Space, and Identity
  • GEOG 260 Mapping the Environment
  • GEOG 272 The Natural Environment: Air and Water
  • GEOG 274 The Natural Environment: Land and Life
  • GEOG 290 The Geographer's World: An Integrated Approach to Land, People, and Society

Then choose one (1) course from the list below:

  • BIOL 225 Form and Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 226 Biodiversity and Ecology
  • BIOL 227 Laboratory Studies of Organisms
Step 2

Review the GENERAL EDUCATION requirement and courses. Make a note of those that interest you.

Step 3

Review these recommended elective courses.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

If you DO NOT have all your pre-science prerequisites required to receive a BSc degree you will see these courses noted on deficiency list on you letter of admission. You may take these courses as part of the elective component of your degree.

You may also review other offerings in the Timetable for interesting electives. Refer to the University Calendar for the course descriptions.

Make a note of those courses that interest you.

Step 4

Determine how many courses you will take per term. You will be registering for both the Fall & Winter terms at this registration.

If you will be a full-time student you must register for minimum 4, maximum 5 courses per term. It is recommended that if you a) will be working for more than 20 hours per week, or b) you will be making a major life change (ie moving to a new province) that you take only 4 courses per term in your first year.

If you will be a part-time student you will register for 3 courses or less per term.

Step 5

Print a Timetable Planner. Using the Timetable prepare yourself a schedule by filling out the Planner.

Step 6

Now you are ready to fill-out your Advisor's Approval form (Word).

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